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This is the Old Query section that existed on the Mercer County Genealogy site prior to September 1999.  The last query added to this section was added in 1998.  Queries since that time can be found on the Rootsweb Message Boards.

This is Mercer County query page no. 3.  The query pages are numbered from the oldest (page no. 1) to the latest.  All surnames mentioned in all queries are indexed on the Surnames/Index page.

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(Q86)  7 Mar 1997 - Jacquelyn Emch Felix


Researching Margaret E. THOMPSON b. circa 1844, Mercer Co., m. Benjamin Judson LATIMER, b. 1832.  Parents of Benjamin: Benjamin Judson LATIMER and Eliza LYON.  Her mother likely Martha nee ? LYON.  Benjamin Judson, b. 1801-02 in PA.  His parents unknown but said to come from No. Ireland and were Presbyterian.  Resided in Hickory and Greenville.  Will share info.

(Q85)  7 Mar 1997 - Jacquelyn Emch Felix


Researching Richard JONES, b. circa 1846-47 in Wales or England.  Located in 1870 census Pymatuming Twp. P.O. Sharpsville Furnace (age 24 occupation: engineer), m. Elizabeth Jane BROWN.  He d. July 1876 when his daughter Amanda (my grandmother) was 4 months old.  Can find no death or cemetery records or other records to trace back.  His widow above married John KELLY a justice of the peace and bakery owner in Stoneboro.  She d. 21 Nov 1885.  She was called Eliza Jane and was raised near Delaware Grove.  Welcome any info. especially on BROWN and JONES lines.  Amanda JONES married to Harland LATIMER my grandfather.  Will share.

(Q84)  6 Mar 1997 - Sean Bresnahan


I am trying to find info. concerning my paternal grandfather, James BRESNAHAN, and grandmother, Anna (BENDER) BRESNAHAN.  They lived in Sharpsville and were born in the late 19th century.  If anyone has info. about the Sharpsville BRESNAHAN's or BENDER's, it would be appreciated.

(Q83)  6 Mar 1997 - Jim Grinnen

Surnames: GRINNEN

I would like to find some info. on my great grandfather Richard M. GRINNEN.  At one time he had land at Sandy Lake.  He may also have cut ice from the lake to sell.  I would like to know who his parents were.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

(Q82)  5 Mar 1997 - Jack Schlater


I would like to correspond with anyone researching SPEAR or VANATTA families c. 1820-1850 in Mercer Co., PA.

(Q81)  4 Mar 1997 - Keith Weir

Surnames: WEIR

I am attempting to find the burial place of George W. WEIR who was born in Mercer Co. on the current line of Lawrence/Mercer Counties in 1805.  He or his son died in the Civil War, the records are confusing.  I am trying to identify who his father was.  The early records of Mercer Co. offer Robert or Samuel WEIR as early settlers and the census of 1810 shows them both with male sons under 10.  I can't find anything out about them other than some tax records and an oblique reference to George in the Neshannock Presby. Church History.  He doesn't show up buried in their cemetery.  The WEIR's were early settlers of Mercer Co. and I would like to find my direct ancestor.

(Q80)  4 Mar 1997 - Gary C. Hill


I am searching for info. on my HILL ancestry.  I have traced back to my gg-grandfather, William HILL, who was a veteran of the War of 1812 and d. 1834 in Maysville, KY.  He was married to Elizabeth SHAFFER.  My g-grandfather, David I. HILL, was b. 1832 in Maysville and moved to Hillsville, PA shortly after father's death.  He fought in a PA regiment in Civil War.  Since family mythology insists that Hillsville was named after one of our ancestors, William may have lived there before moving to Maysville.  Hillsville is now in Lawrence Co. but may have been Mercer at that time.  Any help would be appreciated.

(Q79)  4 Mar 1997 - R. Paul Gookins


PORTER; Mercer Co., PA; b. 1813-20.  James ? PORTER b. in New Willmington; he may have married twice, Rachel WAUGH is the only name I have.  Further info. found on James ? is that he was a founder and trustee of Westminster College.  My gg-grandfather, John Waugh PORTER (b. 1839), married Matilda BOYER of Westmoreland, PA.  John attended Meadville Theological Seminary and became a Presbyterian minister, and apparently sired 9 children.  Can anyone out there provide info. on James, his ancestors, and their origins?

(Q78)  4 Mar 1997 - Peggy Hinshaw

Surnames: McKINLEY

Seeking info. on John McKINLEY (my ggg-grandfather), b. abt 1773 in Mercer Co, PA.  His wife's name was Nancy, b. abt 1770.  They had six children, that I know of, some of which were b. in OH.  They were: John, d. 11 Feb 1879; Sarah, b. 1807; George (my gg-grandfather), b. abt 1816 in OH; Lewis, b. 1824 in OH; Dorcas, d. 6 Apr 1853; and William T., b. Jun 1828.  By 1816, they lived in OH and later moved to Newton, Jasper Co., IL where John d. Dec 1848 and Nancy d. 12 Feb 1852.  Any info. on this family appreciated.

(Q77)  4 Mar 1997 - Dave Inbody


I am intersted in any info. available on Reuben INBODY (1824-1904).  He d. in Sharpsville.  He m. in 1847 to  Mary Jane ????.  Also, Edward DUNLAVEY (1832-1904) and his wife Nancy LONG (1844-1/20/1913).  Eli DIEFENDERFER (8/1842-1925), m. Sarah L. or Mary Louise DIEFENDERFER (1850-1935).  I am interested in wife's line.  William REICHARD and wife Kathryn WERTMAN (or WERTHMAN), b. approx. 1840's.

(Q76)  4 Mar 1997 - Helga Spence


I am tracing my husband's family and would like to find info. on his maternal grandfather, Charles KOONCE who was married to Minnie Preston STOWE.  Together they had six children: John Floyd, Lovina, William Brady, Frances, Lola Margaret, and Ruth.  The oldest was b. ca. 1889 and the youngest in 1901.  The children were raised in Mercer Co. but we do not know if Charles and Minnie were born in Mercer Co. and we do not know where Charles died.  Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

(Q75)  3 Mar 1997 -

Surnames: GILL

I am looking for researchers of the GILL surname in Mercer Co.

(Q74)  3 Mar 1997 - Dave Bardue


My great grandparents had several children in PA; most of them in Mercer Co., yet I don't know any of these great grandparents' ancestry.  They were Robert BARDUE, b.1813, somewhere in PA, and Mary MONTGOMERY, b. 1814, Belfast, IRE.  She probably came to PA with her parents. They were married in 1840 probably in Mercer Co.  The children involved were the BARDUEs: John (my grandfather), Jane, Angeline, Elizabeth, Robert A., and maybe Mary Ann.  Queries: 1. Who were the Parents of Robert and Mary?  I think that three of them were immigrants, and  2. Am I related to any perusers reading this?

(Q73)  1 Mar 1997 - Debra Smith Odasso


Looking for info. on the parents of Levi S. SNYDER, b. 14 July 1843 in Lake Twp.  I believe his parents names are David H. SNYDER and Elizabeth DAVIS.  Levi SNYDER married Terressa J. STOYER, b. 20 Mar 1851.  Her parents are Daniel M. STOYER and Elizabeth BEIGHLEY (or something similar to that).  They are both buried in Delaware Grove Cemetery.
Also looking for info. on parents of Watson Richard MOYER who was b. 6 July 1844 in Clarksville.  The only info on his parents are names: Charles MOYER and Nancy HAYS of Irish descent.  Nancy Hays was b. 1812 and d. 1895.  Watson MOYER m. Sarah OHLE, b. 24 Dec 1845.  Need info. on her parents and other siblings.  Her father's name is John Frederick OHLE Sr., b. 20 Apr 1830, and I have her mother's name as Katherine or Catherine WAGNER.  Willing to exchange info. on any of these surnames.

(Q72)  1 Mar 1997 - W. Hanna

Surnames: GREEN, HANNA

I'm searching for info. relating to my great-great grandfather John HANNA, b. Jan 2, 1810 in Ireland.  He m. Dec 25, 1818, Susan GREEN.  They apparently lived in Mercer Co. in the late 1830's and 1840's and maybe longer.  Their children were: Abram (b. Jan 6, 1837); Thomas (b. Jul 2, 1838); Martha (b. Apr 28, 1840); William Alexander (b. May 28, 1842); John (b. Aug 29, 1844); Abraham (b. Sep 28, 1846); Judson (b. Nov 28, 1849); Uriah (b. Oct 18, 1851); James B. (b. Jul 15, 1853); George C. (b. Jun 29, 1855); Jessie (b. May 29, 1857); Margaret (b. Jul 5, 1859); Elmer (b. Jan 21, 1862).

(Q71)  1 Mar 1997 - Gene Wilson + Homepage


I am looking for any info. on an Oliver Hazard Perry WILSON, b. 10/2/1885, d. 12/15/1937.  His parents were C. W. & Julia (nee MORGAN) WILSON.  Any help greatly appreciated.

(Q70)  1 Mar 1997 - Ken Camber

Surnames: CARLON

My maternal grandmother's father was Joseph W. CARLON, b. 7/12/1837 in Mercer Co., came to OR in 1850's.  I am interested in info. as to his parents.  His father may have been William CARLON, b. 11/8/1798, and mother may have been Hannah S. CARLON, b. 9/3/1798.  Also would like info. about Joseph's brothers: William J. CARLON, b. 10/2/1839 in Mercer Co.; George C. CARLON, b. 1/11/1842 in Mercer Co.; and Kinsey CARLON, b. 5/3/1824 in Mercer Co., or their descendants.  I have family bible, showing births of all 10 siblings in Mercer Co., and would like info. on all of them and descendants, probably too many to list here.  I have info. on CARLONs in OR (10 children of Joseph), if anyone is interested.  Thanks for any assistance.

(Q69)  27 Feb 1997 - Jeanne Helms


I am looking for info. on a Polly McCRACKEN, b. ca 1800, m. Robert McCABE, b. 1784.  Her father was Alexander McCRACKEN but I do not know her mother's name.  Recently I found there was a Polly McCRACKEN born in the Sandy Creek, Mercer Co., PA, with a father name Alexander McCRACKEN.  I do not know if it is the same Polly McCRACKEN is my ancestor.  My Polly McCRACKEN may have been in Marrietta, OH where Patience McCABE was born, the daughter of Robert McCABE and Polly McCRACKEN.  Patience McCABE married James Martin DAVIS.

(Q68)  24 Feb 1997 - Linda Ibbs

Surnames: IBBS

Looking for relatives of Chester Burton IBBS, b. 4/28/1904 in Mercer Co., PA somewhere around Stoneboro, or Sharon, or Sandy Lake.  He had two brothers Gerald IBBS, b. 8/28/1902, and Bryce Duane IBBS, b. 3/13/1908.  Their father was Burton IBBS who died while walking the railroad track around 1910.  Burton had a brother Charles and their father was Samuel or Steven IBBS who owned a farm.  Any info. regarding Charles' family and their dad would be appreciated.

(Q67)  24 Feb 1997 - Celesta Harhai


I am looking for info. on the McKENNA family who either lived in Mercer or Sandy Lake.  My grandmother's name was Celestia McKENNA FLEMING.  She had several brothers: Charles, Jim, Fred, and a sister called Minnie (Mary).

(Q66)  23 Feb 1997 - Stephen L. Fisher


Researching the FISHER family of Ligonier Township, Westmoreland Co. and East Brook, Mercer Co., PA.  Married relations being researched include last names KELLS, THOMPSON, BROWN, STEWART, and McDOWEL.  The FISHER family lived in Ligonier for over 100 years.

(Q65)  22 Feb 1997 - Fran Richards


I am searching for info. on the marriage of Marth A. REDMAN of New Lebanon to John Abbott SLOCUM of Cochranton on 10 Oct 1869 by Rev. SCOFIELD.  Also any available info. on Martha's parents or family.

(Q64)  20 Feb 1997 - Douglas Ray Mechler + Homepage

Surnames: MECHLER, RAY

I have a considerable number of people with surname of MECHLER traced back to August MECHLER in Braden, Germany (b. 1820).  I also have descendent info. from John Q. RAY to present.

(Q63)  14 Feb 1997 - Ed McBurney


Researching John William McBURNEY, b. approx. 1821; d. approx. 1907; m. approx. 1858 to Merita CLAPP.

(Q62)  10 Feb 1997 - R. Paul Gookins


PORTER; Mercer Co., PA; b. 1813-20.  James ? PORTER, b. in New Willmington; he may have married twice, Rachel WAUGH is the only name I have.  Further info. found on James ? is that he was a founder and trustee of Westminster College.  My gg-grandfather, John Waugh PORTER, b. 1839, m. Matilda BOYER of Westmoreland, PA.  John attended Meadville Theological Seminary and became a Presbyterian minister, and apparently sired 9 children.  Can anyone out there provide info. on James, his ancestors, and their origins?

(Q61)  10 Feb 1997 - Thomas E. Gallentine


Looking on any info. on name GALLENTINE.  Family names, births, death, deeds, history on the families and how the name came about.  The name, as far as I've been able to find out, it started here in this county and state.  I would appreciate any help you can give me.

(Q60)  9 Feb 1997 - Bonnie Allen


Researching family of John C. SUTTON b. abt 1765-1770 (location unknown).  We believe he resided in Mercer Co., PA in 1810 with a wife (unnamed) and six of their children, under 10 yrs of age.  The family moved to Switzerland Co., IN between 1810-1815.  Children: Elijah SUTTON, b. abt 1800, PA, m. 1820, Parmelia ROBERTSON; Joshua SUTTON, b. abt 1801, PA, m. 1828, Sarah (Sally) H. WELLS; John Calvin SUTTON, b. abt 1805, PA, m. 1826, Susannah DODGE; Joseph SUTTON, b. abt 1807, PA, m. 1828, Sally VAN OSDAL; Daniel SUTTON, b. abt 1808, PA, m. 1833, Sarah BRINSON; Charles SUTTON, b. abt 1810, PA, m. 1836, Mary Ann BRINSON; Lucy Ann SUTTON, b. abt 1812, ?, m. 1832, Henry N. SEDAM; Catherine SUTTON b. abt 1814, ?, m. 1836, John HAMMON.  All marriages listed in Switzerland Co., IN.  Would like to learn the names of John C. SUTTON's father and wife or any info. concerning this SUTTON family.

(Q59)  7 Feb 1997 - Jeff Pettry

Surnames: PAXTON

I am looking for a long lost relative of mine, by the name of Washington PAXTON.  He was b. circa 1812 and d. 1888.  I think he lived in Mercer Co. in Sandy Creek Twp.  If you have any info., please e-mail me!!  Thanks in advance for any info.

(Q58)  2 Feb 1997 - Art Brest

Surnames: BREST

Seeking info. on Lewis F. BREST, Army Medal of Honor, Civil War Era.  I am trying to find if any linkage to this individual to myself.  This is pursuant to an article appearing in the Sharon Herald, circa 2 Jan 1997.  The article notes that Pvt. Lewis F. BREST, 57th Infantry Co. D, m. Margaret J. BARDBURN on 11 May 1865.  There will be a ceremony on 30 May 1997, to place a new headstone.  Any assistance is greatly appreciated in either confirming or denying linkage to this esteemed individual, Lewis F. BREST.  Thank you.

(Q57)  1 Feb 1997 - Raquel Yusko-Aluisy


I am researching my maternal family.  My grandmother was Eleanor BROWN VERNON.  She married my grandfather, Donald VERNON.  My grandmother's parents were Harold and Ethel HALL BROWN.  My grandparents both d. in Mercer, PA around 1975.  My grandfather was in WWII.  My grandmother has American Indian heritage and it has been said that her ancestors were from the Cornplanter tribe.  My paternal grandparents were Joseph YUSKO and Emma MISKOVSKY YUSKO.  My father, Ronald YUSKO, was b. in 1941 in Harwick yet graduated from Karns City 1957.  My grandfather, Joseph YUSKO, worked in the coal mines, later retired, then worked as a police officer until he retired and d. in 1972 in Chicora.

(Q56)  1 Feb 1997 - Ted Farren

Surnames: FARREN

I am researching and seeking any info. on the surname FARREN.

(Q55)  1 Feb 1997 - Jill Logan


Seeking info. for Nathan WORLEY, d. 3/19/1890, bur. in Mercer Co., m. Sarah McKENSIE, d. 5/24/1903.  I'd like to trace WORLEY lineage, but our records stop with Nathan.

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